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The great folks at Tampa International Airport have agreed to host the 8th Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition in March 2020! See below for timeline, guidelines and other details.

Doodads: Snack Wrappers & Plastic Bags

Theme: Shoes–Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

–Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

If you have any questions, please use the “Contact Us” form on this website.

Doodad Coordinators,
Jack Wyatt, Kathy Durdin, Dana Warner, Dave Heise


We’re looking for sponsors to help support this exhibition – sign up today! Further down on this page you can see some of the sponsors that made the 2019 competition possible.

  • Presenting – $3000
  • Platinum – $2500
  • Gold – $1000
  • Silver – $500
  • Bronze – $250
  • In Kind – various
  • Warren Ely Award for Outstanding Art Educator – $500
  • Support of Title 1 School Involvement by providing art supplies – $300 per school


CLICK HERE to view the 3 minute FOX13 “Charlie’s World” feature aired February 11, 2019 that highlights the Doodads competition exhibited during the 2019 Florida State Fair.


CLICK HERE to view the 18 minute Doodads documentary by Ethan Huggins, highlighting the successes and history of the Doodads competition. This video was featured at the 2015 Doodads Awards Reception and in the Doodads exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.

COPYRIGHT— Need to know more about copyright and plagiarism? Click on the image to download the Copyright and Plagiarism guide created by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and adopted by the Doodad Coordinators.

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Calling all students! Want to learn how to work with this year's Doodad materials, snack wrappers and plastic bags? Want to learn how to crochet plastic? The Doodad coordinators are partnering with the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative to hold workshops at area libraries.
The workshops will be conducted by Dana Warner, Executive Director of Interplay Space and former supervisor K-12 Arts Education for Hillsborough Public Schools.

The schedule for the workshops is as follows.

New Tampa Regional Library – Meeting Room
10001 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647
K-Grade 5 Session:
Monday, Feb. 3 – 2:00-4:30
Grades 6-12 Session:
Monday, Feb. 3 – 5:00-7:30

C. Blythe Andrews Library – Meeting Room
2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
K- Grade 5 Session:
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – 3:00-5:30
Grades 6-12 Session:
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – 5:30-8:00

Maureen Gauzza Library – Meeting Room
11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33626
K-Grade 5 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 5 – 3:30-6:00
Grades 6-12 Session:
Thursday, Feb. 6 – 6:00-8:30

SouthShore Regional Library – Art Room
15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573
K-Grade 5 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 3:30-6:00
Grades 6-12 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:00-8:30

The workshops will be free and open to the public. To register, go to the website of the HCPLC,, go to the specific library location, scroll down to events, and click on upcoming events to get to the calendar for that location. You can then click on the event on the date of the workshop to register.
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And with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, we're happy to announce that Interplay Space is offering a series of FREE Doodad Workshops at four libraries in February. Click this link to learn more & register: ... See MoreSee Less

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2020 Doodad is just around the corner! And we'll be at Tampa International Airport in March 🙂 K-12 students living in Hillsborough County will be challenged with the theme "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" and repurpose snack wrappers & plastic bags to make SHOES 🙂 Our website has all the details: ... See MoreSee Less

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Presenting Sponsor in 2019:

Our 2019 Presenting Sponsor is the law firm of Thomas & LoCicero!

Platinum Sponsors:

The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation continues as a Platinum sponsor of the 2019 competition. .

“The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation is pleased to support this program designed to reinforce arts education and challenge students at all grade levels, as well as build the 4 C’s of 21st Century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center showcases this creativity to the entire community, ” said Sandy Rief, President, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors: